Blacket Mews is situated in the heart of the prestigious Blacket Conservation Area which lies approximately a mile south east of the centre of Edinburgh.
The conservation area is dissected by Dalkeith Road to the east and Causewayside to the west; two of the principal routes leading into the city centre. Blacket, in the early 19th century, was an original, exclusive, ‘gated’ residential enclave laid out on the grounds of Newington House. Gatehouses, stone pillars and narrow chicanes are traditional features still present today.
In the immediate area there is a successful mix of impressive detached villas, terraced and semi-detached houses and apartments. The proportions of all of these houses in the area are a tribute to the original guidelines set out in the Feu Charters, stating that plot sizes were to be uniform building lines and that the height of buildings should not exceed excessive levels. The character of Blacket stems from these original guidelines and gives the area a defined unity and maturity, without diminishing the individual characteristics that give each property its charm